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Kuber Bhandari Temple Timings, History and More

The world’s only Kuber Bhandari Shiva Temple

Kuber Bhandari Temple is a Hindu temple located in Gujarat, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Kuber, the Hindu god of wealth. It is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites on the river’s banks. Want to know more about Kuber Bhandari – the God of Wealth? Furtherly you should read and understand the temple’s history, times, festivals, how to reach and much more.



There are two stories behind Kuber Bhandari Temple. One is of Shiv Parvati and another Kuber – elder brother of Ravan (God Of Wealth).



There is a mythological story about the temple. Once lord Shiva was passing through this forest near the river Narmada with goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvati felt hungry and thirsty due to the long walk, due to she requested some food and water for Lord Shiva.

But Lord Shiva could not find water and food nearby. So he decided to stay in the form of food and water so that whenever other pilgrims visit the place they can get food and water.

So Lord stayed there adopting the name Kuber Bhandari who is said to be the God of food and water.

God of Wealth

Kuberji Temple

So this is the story of the time of Ramayana about Bramha’s son Pulastya and his son Vishrava. Vishrava had two wives Idvida and Kaikasi. Idvida was the daughter of Bhardwaj, and Kaikasi was the daughter of the demon Sumali.

Idvida had only one son named Kubera, and Kaikesi had three sons, Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Vibhishana and had two daughters, Vibhashini and Surpankha.

God of Wealth

So it is known from this that Kuber was the elder brother of Ravana. That’s why he was declared the king of Lanka. But this made Ravana very angry and he started worshipping Lord Shiva. Shiva was pleased and gave him the boon of power. Then Ravan attacked Lanka and remove Kuber from Lanka.

And after that Kuber starts worshipping Shiva and Lord Shiva declares him as the treasurer of heaven. When Ravana hears that he gets angry and attacks Kuber. Frightened Kuber goes back to Shivji, but Shivji says that both of the devotees are equal to him. so, I will not be able to help you in this and if you want help, then you should worship Durga Maa.

After that, Kuber worships Durga Maa on the banks of river Narmada and Durga Maa is pleased and gives him the boon of Abhayadan and after that, a temple is established.

So the place where Kuber did this meditation, the name of that place was Karnali and today the temple of Kuber Bhandari is situated at that place.


Kuber Bhandari Temple is situated in Karnali village near the town of Chanod. It is located near Dabhoi in the Vadodara district of Gujarat state in India. The temple is located at a distance of 60 km from Vadodara. To visit the temple devotees have to cross the Narmada River by boat which is available there at the cost of Rs.10.

kuber Bhandari Temple (Gujarat)

Temple Darshan and Arti Timings

The times to visit Kuber Bhandari Temple for darshan are mentioned below.

EventsOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday-Sunday (Normal Days)7:00 AM9:00 PM
Amavasya12:00 AM1:00 PM

Arti Timings at Kuber Bhandari Temple is done twice a day in the morning and evening. Timings for Aarti are.

Morning7:30 AM
Evening8:30 PM
Kuber Bhandari


Major festivals celebrated at Kuber Bhandari Temple are Dhanteras, Diwali, Navratri and Kartik Purnima with great joy and happiness.

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Temple Kuber Bhandari

How to Reach

By Bus

There are many transport services and buses running from different cities. To reach Karnali Local transport is easily available.

By Rail

The nearest railway station connected to Kuber Bhandari Temple is Vadodara Railway Station. From there local transports are easily available to reach the temple.

By Air

Vadodara Airport and Ahmedabad International Airport are the nearest airports to reach the temple. From there local transports are easily available to reach the temple.

Places To Visit Nearby Temple

There are many places to visit near the Kuber Bhandari Temple which are mostly visited by tourists along with this temple.

Places to visit near Kuber Bhandari
  • Poicha – 13 km
  • Statue of Unity – 48 km
  • Laxmi Vilas Palace – 57 km
  • Sursagar Lake – 57 km
  • Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park – 74 km
  • Sun Temple – 102 km


1. Which is the nearest airport to Kuber Bhandari temple?

The nearest airport to Kuber Bhandari temple is at Vadodara which is around 60 km.

2. Which is the nearest railway station to Kuberji Temple?

The nearest railway station to Kuber Bhandari temple is in Rajpipla which is 25.3 km from the temple.

3. Are there any entry fees to visit the Kuber Bhandari temple?

No, there are no entry fees to visit the Kuber Bhandari temple.

4. How much time is required to visit the temple?

1-2 hours are required to visit the temple for darshan.

5. How to go Kuberji from surat?

Buses are easily available from Surat to reach the Kuber Bhandari temple.

The temple is the only Kuber Bhandari Temple in the world. Hope this information is sufficient for your visit to this temple. Share your experience about this temple in the comment section.

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1 month ago

There is one more Kubera temple in south India in Chennai

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